Bug 703238 (CVE-2011-4355) - CVE-2011-4355 gdb: object file .debug_gdb_scripts section improper input validation
Summary: CVE-2011-4355 gdb: object file .debug_gdb_scripts section improper input vali...
Alias: CVE-2011-4355
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 756114 756116 756117 813775
Blocks: 734546 855229
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Reported: 2011-05-09 17:15 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:44 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 813775 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 09:11:15 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0522 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: gdb security and bug fix update 2013-02-20 21:28:43 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2011-05-09 17:15:32 UTC
It was discovered [1],[2] the the GNU Debugger (gdb) would load untrusted files from the current working directory when .debug_gdb_scripts was defined.  While this was a design decision, it is an insecure one and users who do not pre-inspect untrusted files may execute arbitrary code with their privileges.

[1] http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb-patches/2011-04/msg00559.html
[2] http://sourceware.org/ml/gdb-patches/2011-05/msg00202.html

Comment 8 Ramon de C Valle 2011-11-22 17:53:46 UTC
Created gdb tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 756117]

Comment 23 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 10:51:48 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0522 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0522.html

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